Curatorial Conversations



Museum Theatre
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
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Behind the Scenes Stories on Acquiring Artefacts

Telephone conversations out of left field, calls to action via social media, carefully nurtured community relationships and auction anxiety. Whether we’re collecting objects and stories that record Indigenous cultures, artefacts that document the historical experience of war, Invisible Farmer oral histories that re-write Australian farming history, or any other material relating to our wide-ranging collections, Museums Victoria’s Humanities curators work in diverse ways to acquire and preserve material for future generations.

In this presentation Humanities curators will discuss how material comes to their attention and how it becomes part of the museum’s collections. They reveal some of the rich and remarkable stories behind recent acquisitions.

Presented by Museums Victoria Humanities Department Curators

Free entry.  Please book a ticket to reserve a seat

For inquiries or other information
Fiona Kinsey [email protected]